A ‘barter’, a League
Atlético changed Morata for Suárez, a fundamental move to win the championship. Costa left months later …
ANDOn the same day that Barça communicated to Luis Suárez looking for a team Diego Pablo Simeone marked in red the name of 9 as the option to end the scoring drought that had penalized the team so much the previous year. The Argentine communicated it in the noble floor of the Metropolitan and they started several frantic weeks to carry out a signing that was not easy in sports (Juventus was the other great suitor) and economically (had to balance the accounts before the inability to pay the 14 kilos per year that had signed the charrúa in the Camp Nou).
Both problems were overcome, Juventus fell out of the fight and Gil Marin got the agreement with Barça so that these they will pay up to 6 kilos of their token. The final blow was missing and it was Diego Costa’s departure to make room for Suárez. The one from Lagarto resisted and finally It was Morata, who had them stiff with El Cholo due to his substitution against Leipzig, who left his place at Atlético for the arrival that made the eleventh League possible.
League … and revenge
A barter that, almost nine months later, has become a true blessing for the rojiblancos. A change of cards (Costa also came out in December to be replaced by a Dembélé who has not even scored) in which he has passed of the 12 goals of Morata (Costa just added five) to the 21 of a Suárez that he signed, as if that were not enough, the decisive goals against Osasuna and Valladolid, the final six agonizing points to clinch the championship.
On the way, until 21 points reached the Cholo locker -of the final 86- thanks to the lashes of a Suárez who has fought against his physical limitations with character, effort, ambition and a mad desire for revenge feeling “mistreated” by the way in which Barça abruptly showed him the exit door after six years, countless titles and 198 goals.
Suárez’s commitment, grateful from minute one for the reception at Atlético, will continue next season. On the 9th, who had the option to break the contract this summer as MARCA announced months ago, he made the decision to continue wearing the rojiblanca until June 30, 2022. At the moment he already has one more League that would not have been possible without his goals, his character and a barter for Morata without which it would have been impossible to celebrate the last championship.